Print Email Facebook Twitter Optimization of the maintenance scheduling and production valuation by green certificates Title Optimization of the maintenance scheduling and production valuation by green certificates Author Meriem Bourada, M. Contributor Yannick Perez, Y. (mentor) Faculty Technology, Policy and Management Department Engineering and Policy Analysis Programme EPA-EMIN Date 2011-09-08 Abstract Summary Part I - Optimization of the maintenance scheduling Resource management in the industry is an important feature to make the most of the production, particularly in maintenance field where the availability of people is a very important condition to minimize losses. An optimized maintenance scheduling is of a crucial importance for wind farms. There is great potential to reduce costs by optimizing maintenance for project profitability. We propose here a methodology that will supply us a schedule for resource allocation for the maintenance of wind turbines. Our goal is to create a decision-making tool allowing us to allocate resources annually for maintenance of wind farms of the company (or a number determined by the user), while minimizing production losses by taking advantage of production forecasts. Concerning a short-term maintenance (weekly), interventions have to be led to optimize the use of wind farms and their efficiency. For that purpose, a graphic interface was built for the benefit of the user based on weekly production forecasts offering an alternative to the former planning of interventions established in terms of efficient combination between production and maintenance. Summary Part II - Green Certificates The valuation of production also passes by green certificates. Indeed, the liberalization of energy market has created various instruments compatible with the introduction of competition, such as markets for green certificates that represent a financial instrument for supporting the development of green electricity as adapted to the constitution of liberalized markets. However, in France the process is voluntary and benefits are still low, but an increase is felt from businesses looking to promote their products through that mean in one hand and the purchasers who show interest in renewable energy. The actual efficiency to create a stable framework and incentive for investment is to be measured by current experiments in the EU member state. Subject OptimizationMaintenanceWind turbinesGreen certificatesScheduling To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:d60603b6-62ba-4be9-a54f-ff371228e12a Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2011 Meriem Bourada, M.